The Postal Police reports a new phishing campaign: e-mails disguised as “summonses” sent by the Authority for Childhood and Adolescence.
The Postal Police reports on its Facebook page “PS Online Commissariat – Italy”A new campaign by phishing. The scam looks like a fake email, apparently coming from theGuarantor Authority for Childhood and Adolescence, containing a photocopy of a summons.
The recipient could thus be convinced that he is being subjected to judicial investigations for “exhibitionism, pedophilia and sex trafficking”And invited to contact the sender within three days, after which the person contacted will be registered in special registers for sexual offenses and notify the carabinieri for arrest.
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The mechanism is, in practice, the same as the classic phishing scam of the elusive “virus that would have infected your computer” that has been around for years. This time, however, the scammers present themselves as cyber cops rather than hackers, in an attempt to deceive recipients who, alarmed, may not know that a criminal case would never start with a “writ of summons”.
The only goal, like all phishing campaigns, is obviously to steal ours personal and banking data or to infect devices with some malware.
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In the event of receiving suspicious emails, the Postal Police recommends report them immediately to the competent authorities avoiding any contact with scammers and refraining from opening the attachments. In order not to run into unpleasant consequences it is enough ignore these types of messages and delete them immediately from your device.